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When Justin and I were first married we lived in Pasadena. One of our favorite things about Pasadena was all of the amazing architecture. We had an engagement session scheduled with the lovely Irma and the uber talented Patrick this las Saturday in Pasadena and we remembered this one specific location we always thought would be super cool to use for a photo-shoot, so we decided to go there. I was super happy with the way that all of the images turned out and our AWESOME couple was nothing short of FABULOUS!!!

Just to give a quick background on how we know Patrick and Irma, Justin has become good friends with Patrick through a mutual friend, as he has helped Patrick on a few high-end clothing companies. Patrick is a crazy talented clothing designer, Justin even dropped his name on the Bludomain Interview we did a few weeks ago, when asked what kind of jeans he wears, Justin wrote, "A custom pair of Patrick Winget's" (they really are my husband's favorite jeans to wear!). When Patrick became engaged to the sweet Irma they hit us up to hire us for their wedding photography and I was stoked not only to work with these two rad individuals, but to have the opportunity to shoot a wedding that is sure to be fun and unique in design and attire! P.S. EVery outfit that Irma is wearing in this engagement session her mother hand made, so together Irma and Patrick have a double fashion background!
"love Oklahoma life"

I realize that there are no people in this photo, but I thought is was such a cool shot of the architecture we were working with.

My favorite shot of the day...kudos to Justin!
Being complete shoe fiends, Justin and I couldn't help but go goo-goo over both of Irma + Patrick's shoes!
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"love life"!
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It was super close, but this is my second favorite shot of the day!
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Get ready for their wedding in just a few weeks!!!
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carrie@urbanbaby said:
awesome, love it. the shot above "love life" makes me super happy. next time you're in my neck of the woods, we should get together! -c
(03.17.09 04:10 PM)
Gabe said:
beautiful...and I agree, your fav is UNREAL...WOW!!
(03.17.09 04:13 PM)
Blair Van Bussel said:
These are so sweet, and sooo cool, lovin that bridge!
(03.17.09 04:13 PM)
Jonas Peterson said:
That shot of the couple and the bridge is aaaamazing.
(03.17.09 04:20 PM)
Aaron Snow said:
Oklahoma represent! I love the photo that you gave kudos to Justin for. It is amazing! Great session!
(03.17.09 04:27 PM)
Jen@Green Wedding Shoes said:
Ok..that bridge pic - your fav - also my fav. It is so amazing! I can see it as a huge print on their wall! Love her yellow shoes also. Great stuff!!
(03.17.09 05:00 PM)
jess@studio3z said:
they are all wonderful, but that shot!!! JUSTIN, damn!
(03.17.09 05:08 PM)
Ashley said:
I can't believe how fast you got this up! I LOVE your second fav shot of the day. There's just something about the mood in it. Nothing short of fabulous Amelia!
(03.17.09 05:36 PM)
Macy said:
They're all fabulous - great colors. I did gasp audibly on the bridge shot though. Kudos to you both.
(03.17.09 05:39 PM)
Kayleen T. said:
Wow! The bridge shot is soo cool! I love her shoes!!
(03.17.09 07:07 PM)
Kimberly said:
I know this is off topic but I am in love with her shoes! I love how they pop in the pictures. My fav is them together in the grass. So vibrant!
(03.17.09 07:16 PM)
David Blakeman said:
I can't get over how fantastic that bridge is. What the heck!? I just keep staring at it.
(03.17.09 07:19 PM)
Danielle Fletcher said:
no WAY! She has the shoes I wanted! I weirdly could never find them, don't even know who they are! Do tell!
(03.17.09 08:34 PM)
Simply Modern Weddings said:
oh wow...I totally agree with you on your favorite shot Amelia. Hands down...it's FABULOUS! The architecture makes for a creative backdrop!
(03.17.09 08:57 PM)
connieMchung said:
wow. i am sooooo in love with your fave shot of the day. that shot is so frigging awesome. :)
(03.17.09 09:20 PM)
Ryan Morck said:
Amazing! I definitely dig the shoes too. Your pictures always inspire me.
(03.18.09 12:19 AM)
ben @ STUDIO 623 said:
your favorite shot of the day just became my favorite shot of today. SWEET! diggin on the shoes too.
(03.18.09 07:11 AM)
Daniel said:
Amazing as always.... Kudos to Justin is right. That shot blows my mind.
(03.18.09 10:45 AM)
Pardeep Singh said:
Your favorite is totally my favorite, too! That's just amazing!
(03.18.09 12:29 PM)
Onsite Minnesota Photography said:
I love their shoes! Very cool!
(03.18.09 05:16 PM)
Lyndzee of EP said:
I love life too!! Lovin the off camera lighting and their shoes make me wanna scream out in joy. His stache isn't too bad either. Love everything about these. Rock on you two crazy, awesome people!!
(03.18.09 06:13 PM)
jesi haack said:
love the style of these two! I can't wait to see the wedding!
(03.18.09 10:07 PM)
shannon montez said:
SOOOO cool. you are such an inspiration!
(03.19.09 09:46 AM)
The Last Forty Percent Photography said:
Your favourite shot of the day is definitely mine as well. Truly amazing!
(03.19.09 01:01 PM)
The Last Forty Percent Photography said:
I love this whole shoot....very impressive!! -Bri
(03.19.09 05:51 PM)
jodi said:
wow! Your favorite two shots are my favorites as well. That bridge shot is just spectacular.
(03.19.09 06:44 PM)
kate said:
hehe I love his belt buckle! and that shot of them under the bridge is absolutely STUNNING!
(03.19.09 09:09 PM)
Donavan Freberg said:
Wow!!! All of these are great! But that bridge shot? Yeah. How, oh how, did you get them up there and how did you light them so splendidly? Do tell!
(03.20.09 06:37 PM)
Jasmine Marie said:
WOW... that wide shot of the bridge is jaw-dropping.
(03.21.09 01:37 PM)
Braedon said:
Love this shoot Amelia. And yes, their shoes are incredible. Hope you guys are well!
(03.25.09 10:36 PM)
swanky couch said:
Well Done!!!! Keep up the creative approach, it is so refreshing, and MUCH needed in this venue of photography. The Bridge shot should truly win an award of some kind. We'd love to work with you guys one day :)
(06.05.13 08:27 PM)
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Justin and I had a great afternoon with Mary + Peter at the Mission in San Juan Capistrano. We ended up scheduling and shooting the session on Valentine's Day, it was a fun way to celebrate the holiday of love...I know it sounds a little cheesy, but its true!

We had shot at this location before so after a while we decided to venture out into the local downtown area to find some unique backdrops to work with. Needless to say, we were very glad that we did, here are some of our favorite shots from their engagement sitting:
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I really like the natural emotion in these two photos.
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Okay, okay...so we like taking reflection shots:)!
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Here's my favorite shot of the day! Compositionally it draws to me and also I like the contrast between the sunlit subject against the shadowed wall.
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I wish my dimple was as profound as Mary's, I love it!
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Keep watch for their wedding to take place at the end of this month!
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Candice Brooke said:
Your rock my world! Im freaking out!
(03.03.09 07:33 PM)
Augusta said:
Fantastic, as usual! I love the third one with the shadow of the tree.
(03.03.09 07:34 PM)
Sarah Rhoads said:
A ninja I tell you!! These are rad as always guys! Love the way you used light and shadows!! kudos, high-fives and all!
(03.03.09 07:43 PM)
g3tfr33 said:
great captures as always!--the reflection shot is outta this world!
(03.03.09 08:10 PM)
josh solar said:
No need to justify the reflections...they look great :) All the pics look awesome as usual!
(03.03.09 08:21 PM)
Heather Espana said:
I love the reflection shot...it looks like they're in love beneath a sky of flying fishies :).
(03.03.09 10:01 PM)
connieMchung said:
Hi Amelia!!! I love ALL of them! Esp the reflection one. :)
(03.03.09 11:07 PM)
leah said:
such a great shoot !! and btw i love your reflection shots!
(03.03.09 11:33 PM)
Anna-Rina Rahim said:
Love the reflection shot too! And man, they're a good looking couple :)
(03.04.09 12:29 AM)
jean smith said:
BEAUTIFUL! your images are SERIOUSLY eye candy!!!
(03.04.09 12:50 AM)
Emily Beaty said:
Love these! Love the sun flare, shadows, reflections... awesome images!
(03.04.09 06:41 AM)
erika verginelli said:
wow! what is that reflection shot?????? amazing!
(03.04.09 07:50 AM)
Alyssa Lang said:
Niiiiiiice! Two and four are super rad.
(03.04.09 09:20 AM)
Megan Welker said:
looooooove these!! The lighting and mood is just so yummy! Your work is always amazing!
(03.04.09 09:31 AM)
Katrina said:
This is adorable :P I wish you guys were in Canada.
(03.04.09 10:16 AM)
Daniel said:
Bringin on thw awesome as usual. Love the fishy #7. Great use of that lens
(03.04.09 10:26 AM)
bethany said:
wowww. i LOVE LOVE LOVE that reflection shot. i didnt even realize that's what it was at first... :)
(03.04.09 11:16 AM)
jesi haack said:
all of the effects on these pictures are just stunning! I can't pick just one to talk about! but the fish one is pretty unreal. Beautiful job!
(03.04.09 12:16 PM)
melissa said:
hey there! my friend Candice palmer referred me to you and I wanted to know your price list and if you are will;ing to workin in AZ ot Lake Tahoe! themelvinator@hotmail.com Mel
(03.04.09 07:26 PM)
Charlotte Wedding Photographer - Cheyenne Schultz said:
You guys are so freaking good.
(03.05.09 08:24 AM)
ben + laura said:
super sweet ... as always! you guys rock!
(03.05.09 05:26 PM)
Rog said:
Will you stop amazing me in this lifetime? Let me use a lifeline, no wait...phone a friend. Hold on...it's ringing, it's ringing..."Hello, yeah I need your help. Will the Lyons ever stop amazing me in this lifetime? What are you laughing at? Stop laughing, wait...what was that...not in my lifetime or the next. Ok thanks". This is my final answer, Not in this lifetime or the next. Thanks for the time of your eyes and brain to read this. Now my life is complete.
(03.05.09 05:46 PM)
Terra Dawn said:
I loooooooove that fish reflection shot. How gorgeous!!! It looks like the fish is swimming through the sky!!! You never stop inspiring. :)
(03.06.09 01:44 PM)
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